Table 3-1. Brass conversion factors.
Using this conversion chart, a using unit that was issued 39,875 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition must
return 538.3 pounds of brass (39,875 rounds x .0135 pounds/round = 538.3 pounds). The ASP or SSA
checker enters this information on the DA Form 3151-R, then escorts the unit's vehicle and personnel
back to the stock control office.
The stock control clerk must now reconcile the turn-in documents (the DA Form 581 for live ammunition
and the DA Form 581 for residue) against the original DA Form 581 on which the ammunition was
Ammunition Reconciliation Requirements
Due to the high cost of ammunition, and to prevent the theft of ammunition, the ASP or SSA must take
action to ensure that the ammunition items issued to a using unit on a DA Form 581 were either fired or
returned. The Army also requires that all items that can be reused or recycled be turned in to the ASP
or SSA. The steps taken to ensure that using units comply with these requirements are called
DA Pamphlet 710-2-1, Appendix L, contains tables listing which items must be turned in. Figure 3-9
shows a partial extract of the table for FSC 1305. The information it contains is formatted in the
DODIC. This column shows the DODIC for the item.